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"The vast forests of our lands are said to be filled with the spirits of beasts. Sometimes those beasts join us on the battlefield: Berserkers. Wild, free, and utterly without fear, they fight with twin axes but their true weapon is their passion. There is an ancient riddle: what is stronger than steel? Blood is our answer; blood and fury."


Berserkers are a playable hero class in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

Chaotic and brutal dual-axe-wielding Vikings. Their savage love of combat strikes fear into the hearts of most, friend and foe alike. The Berserker fights relentlessly, capable of vanquishing foes before they can mount a decent defense. Unconcerned with their personal safety, they care little for their own defense, focusing instead on killing as many enemies as they can.[1]

ArmorEdit

Historically, berserkers have been described to charge into battle without armor and wearing the pelts of whatever animals they believe themselves to be possessed by. Like their historical counterparts, the Berserkers wear little armor, only light leather and animals pelts with a mask over their eyes.

WeaponEdit

Viking Hand Axe - The Viking have turned a common tool into a vicious, highly effective weapon. The hand axe combines speed of handling with the balance required for accurate throwing over short ranges. Their lethality in the hands of blood-crazed Berserkers is legendary.
Viking hand axe1

Viking Hand Axe

TriviaEdit

  • Historical texts and Icelandic literature describes Viking berserkers as Viking warriors that were described to charge into battle in a trance-like, almost animalistic, fury.
    • At the time it was believed this berserk fury was the result of them being possessed by the spirits of animals on the battlefield. Some speculate that it was the result of them consuming a hallucinogenic mushroom while others believe it was self-induced hysteria brought about by concentration and sheer force of will.
  • Icelandic literature describes several tribes that they classified as berserkers, each one with a totem animal they worshiped.
    • One tribe in particular were called the berserkir because of the bear skins that they wore to mark their status as berserkir translates roughly to "bear-shirt".

Quotes[2]Edit

  • Icelandic: Þú ert dauður! – English: "You are dead!"
    • Jumping heavy attack
  • Icelandic: Náði þér! – English: "Caught you!"
    • Deflect guardbreak

Fighting StyleEdit

Berserkers are intimidating Viking engines of death. They combine close-combat harassing abilities and have infinite chain attacks that can be initiated many different ways.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Harasser fighting style
  • Short-range fast attacks

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Some attacks can hit multiple targets in a row
  • Charging attacks that harass opponents
  • Deflect ability

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Stun Trap

Trap that stuns enemies.

StunTrap
Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0
Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration

Rush Icon
2 Doom Banner

Nearby enemies have lower defense and attacks while within range.

Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
Bear Trap

Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

BearTrap
3 Sharpen Blade

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
Fury

Raise speed, attack and defense stats for a short duration.

Fury
Throwing Axe

Throw an axe that deals medium damage.

ThrowingAxe
4 Berserker

Significantly raise your speed, attack and defense.

Berzerker
Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

FearItself-0
Fire Flask

Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

4 - Fire Flask

Tier 1.

  • Stun Trap - Trap that stuns enemies.
  • Bounty Hunter - Passive - Gain health and stamina when you kill another hero.
  • Rush - Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.

Tier 2.

  • Doom Banner - Nearby enemies have lower defense and attacks while within range.
  • Revenge Attacks - Attacks fill the revenge meter.
  • Bear Trap - Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

Tier 3.

  • Sharpen Blade - Attacks gain Bleeding over a short period of time.
  • Fury - Raise speed, attack and defense stats for a short duration.
  • Throwing Axe - Throw an axe that deals medium damage.

Tier 4.

  • Berserker - Significantly raise your speed, attack and defense.
  • Fear Itself - Enemies around you have lower attacks and defenses.
  • Fire Flask - Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in 1v1 fights, by killing enemy Heroes, and getting killing streaks to unlock your feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptable. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense:Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time.
  • Deflect - Dodge in the direction of an incoming Attack just before impact to Deflect it. A Deflect automatically Guardbreaks an attacking opponent.
  • Infinite Uninterruptible Chain - When performing a Chain of 2 attacks or more, your Attacks become Uninterruptible. Additional Attacks also cost less Stamina.
  • Infinite Chain Finisher - A Top Heavy Attack always ends an Infinite Chain. It also inflicts extra Damage.
  • Chain Starter - Dodge Attacks can initiate Chain Attacks.
  • Close Combat - Missing an Attack, a Chain or a Head Crusher can be cancelled by a Zone Attack or a Dodge.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Dance of the Paired Blades Infinite icon LMB, RMB or RMB, LMB Infinite icon RB, RT or RT, RB Infinite R1, R2 or R2, R1
Chain Attack icon Bear Mauler RMB, RMB, RMB RT, RT, RT R2, R2, R2
Boar Rush (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + R2
Head Slicer W + Space + LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Uninterruptible Stance icon Spin Chop A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Uninterruptible Stance icon Head Crusher W + Space, RMB LS↑ + A, RT LS↑ + X, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Slashing Rush S + LMB + RMB LS↓ + RB + RT LS↓ + R1 + R2

ExecutionsEdit

Bzex (3) Bzex (4) DoubleYourEffort
Work The Leg
This. Is. Valkenheim!
Double Your Effort
Bzex (1) Bzex (2)
Severe Amputation
Blood Rage

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Bzemote (6) Bzemote (3) Bzemote (5)
Despair
Chopped
Axe for Victory
Bzemote (4) Bzemote (1) Bzex
Major Fail
Show Off
Flipout

Fighting Stance Edit

Bzemote (2) Bzemote (7) Bzem (5)
Lift Off
Handled
Crossover
Bzem (4) Bzem (3) Bzem (2)
Chest Beat
Throat Slitter

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Model

  • Default Arm (Gunteric)
  • Default Chest (Gunteric)
  • Default Helm (Gunteric)
  • Acamar Chest (Front)
  • Acamar Chest (Back)
  • Acamar Helm

Weapons

  • Default Heads (Dynthor)
  • Ranka Head
  • Lusia Head
  • Bjort Head
  • Fylgia Head
  • Default Handle (Dynthor)
  • Ranka Handles
  • Lusia Handles
  • Bjort Handles

Stills

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-CA/game-info/heroes/berserker.aspx
  2. https://redd.it/5um0u9


Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander

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